This blog idea has come about because my boyfriend Tom and I booked a few weeks in Spain in June. Then came the realisation that both of us have eaten too many Easter eggs – sorry – that should read ALL the Easter Eggs in the kingdom, and we need to set ourselves a target!! I am a horrific monster during winter. I want to sleep ALL the time, I constantly battle anaemia which makes me feel like crap and I always work too hard as I get such a big break after the Premier League season finishes. I hate the gym, I miss the sun and all I want to do is combine eating with hibernating.
Even though the weather is really crappy in England at the moment, we have had flashes of spring, and the second that sun came out and was WARM I felt a bit more liberated. So, here we are, Tom and I, with a 60 day programme to avoid me getting harpooned by accident when we hit the beach in 7 weeks time!
I can’t stress enough how much planning should go into this. I’ve taken a record of what I weigh, and how much weight I think I should lose and how many lbs a week that entails. This spring wake-up is an annual thing – I am always at my heaviest in March and April, the grind of the Premier League season always gets to me, I work too hard because I know I can take a massive break from work in May and I tend to favour sleep over gym!
So with Tom kindly agreeing to hold my hand in this we started this weekend and I feel a little better already after 2 gym sessions and a healthy weekend of food. I tend to do it fastidiously. I track my food – balance my protein, carbs and fat and plan my workouts. I am, for example, joining an early morning group training session with a few girlfriends as it was cheaper then getting a personal trainer – that starts at 7am tomorrow morning. Not ideal when I am at work tonight until 11pm but it’s only 1 morning a week and a good opportunity to regularly work out. I have also planned a weekly pilates session and one other group training session that means that with one or two home workouts I should find myself kept entertained (I think regular readers of this blog will know how easily bored I get when I do the same workout lots!)
I tend to allow myself a treat day a week – it’s easier that way – I don’t go bonkers but I will go out to dinner, have a few drinks and let off steam before I get back to the task in hand. I find it significantly easier if I have something to look forward to when the weeks stretched out infront of you to infinity!
I will be doing Rosie’s 6 weeks to summer workouts – she’s designed specific programme to target those problem areas and I only ever have to look at her to know how well they work – she is her own best advert really.
Over the 6 weeks I will blog on my progress in this 6 weeks to summer as well as on healthy ideas and health and beauty tips I can find for you all – I hope you will join in and post comments on your own attempts to get bikini ready!
So, notepad out – tape measure out – record it, and only look back on the way it was!